Eagle County - Eagle County Efficient Building Code (ECO-Green Build) (Colorado)

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Place Eagle County, Colorado
Name Eagle County - Eagle County Efficient Building Code (ECO-Green Build)
Incentive Type Building Energy Code
Applicable Sector Commercial, Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Website http://www.eaglecounty.us/Sustainable/Built_Environment/Eco-Build/
Date added to DSIRE 2007-04-11
Last DSIRE Review 2012-07-30
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


In an effort to reduce county-wide energy consumption and improve the environment, Eagle County established their own efficient building code (ECO-Green Build) which applies to all new construction and renovations/additions over 50% of the existing floor area of single-family and multifamily residences, and commercial buildings.

The code is based on a point system with points awarded for various energy efficient and renewable energy equipment, as well as sustainable design and construction techniques. The amount of points required by the code for single-family homes ranges from 40 to 100, increasing with floor area. The code also applies to exterior energy uses such as snowmelt, spas, and pools, and applies a fee for such amenities unless an onsite renewable energy system offsets their energy use. Commercial and multifamily buildings must score at least 70 points.

Homes and businesses which fail to achieve the level of points required by the code are subject to a fine which is a function of the number of points missed and the floor area of the home. Conversely, building projects which achieve more points than required by the code may receive a 25% rebate on the permit fee, not to exceed $5,000.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Adam Palmer
Department Eagle County
Division Community Development Dept.
Address PO Box 179
Address 2 500 Broadway
Place Eagle, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 81631-0179
Phone (970) 328-8734

Email adam.palmer@eaglecounty.us

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"